senate Bill S6984A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage blackfish

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.162
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 29, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.731
substituted for a9432
May 20, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.631
May 06, 2014 print number 6984a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 11, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S6984A
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

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Bill Amendments

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S6984 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9432
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0340-d, En Con L

S6984 - Bill Texts

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Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage blackfish.

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BILL NUMBER:S6984

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental
conservation to manage blackfish

Purpose of the Bill:

This bill would extend the authority of the Department of
Environmental Conservation (DEC) to manage blackfish.

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1 of the bill would amend Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)
§ 13-0340-d(1) to extend, until December 31, 2018, DEC's authority to
fix by regulation measures for the. management of blackfish
(Tautogaonitis).

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

Existing Law:

ECL § 13-0340-d(1) grants DEC regulatory authority to manage blackfish
until December 31, 2014.

Prior Legislative History:

DEC's regulatory authority to manage blackfish was last extended by
Chapter 88 of the Laws of 2011.

Statement in Support:

DEC's regulatory authority for blackfish, or tautog, is necessary in
order to preserve the current regulatory program. Failure to extend
the existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2014 would result in
the loss of regulatory protection for blackfish.

The bill would extend DEC's regulatory authority for an additional
four years, and ensure that DEC continues to be able to maintain
compliance with the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Tautog adopted
by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. ECL § 13-0105,
which sets forth the State's marine fisheries conservation and
management policy, provides that one of the State's objectives shall
be that the management of the State's transboundary and migratory
species shall be consistent with any interjurisdictional management
plans, interstate or state-federal. Moreover, failure to make
necessary regulatory changes as may be required by the FMP could
result in the closure of New York's blackfish fishery.

Budget Implications:

None.

Local Impact:

The bill would have no impact on local governments.


Effective Date:

The bill would take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6984

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINS -- (at request of the Department of Environ-
  mental Conservation) -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  extending the authority of the department of  environmental  conserva-
  tion to manage blackfish

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  13-0340-d  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  88 of the laws of 2011, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. The department  may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
[fourteen]  EIGHTEEN,  fix  by regulation measures for the management of
blackfish (Tautoga onitis), including size limits, catch and  possession
limits,  open  and  closed  seasons,  closed  areas, restrictions on the
manner of taking and landing, requirements for permits  and  eligibility
therefor,  recordkeeping  requirements,  requirements  on the amount and
type of fishing effort and gear, and requirements relating to  transpor-
tation,  possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no less
restrictive than requirements set forth in  this  chapter  and  provided
further  that  such  regulations  are  consistent  with  the  compliance
requirements of applicable  fishery  management  plans  adopted  by  the
Atlantic   States   Marine  Fisheries  Commission  and  with  applicable
provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to  the  Federal
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.).
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13959-01-4

S6984A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9432
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0340-d, En Con L

S6984A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage blackfish.

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BILL NUMBER:S6984A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental
conservation to manage blackfish

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to extend
the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) authority to
manage blackfish.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would extend DEC's authority
to fix by regulation management measures for blackfish in State waters
until December 31, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION: Blackfish (tautog) have long been an important
recreation and commercial species for New Yorkers. Failure to extend
the existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2014, will result in
the loss of regulatory protection of these species. Moreover, ECL
Section 13-0340, which sets forth the State's marine fisheries
conservation and management policy, provides that this policy shall be
carried out through achievement of certain objectives. One of these
objectives is that the state's transboundary and migratory species
shall be consistent with any interjurisdictional management plans,
interstate or state-federal. Regulatory authority provides the
mechanism to react timely to the ever changing fishery management
plans.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Last extended by Chapter 88 of the Laws of
2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6984--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  extending the authority of the department of  environmental  conserva-
  tion to manage blackfish

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  13-0340-d  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  88 of the laws of 2011, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. The department  may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
[fourteen]  SIXTEEN,  fix  by  regulation measures for the management of
blackfish (Tautoga onitis), including size limits, catch and  possession
limits,  open  and  closed  seasons,  closed  areas, restrictions on the
manner of taking and landing, requirements for permits  and  eligibility
therefor,  recordkeeping  requirements,  requirements  on the amount and
type of fishing effort and gear, and requirements relating to  transpor-
tation,  possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no less
restrictive than requirements set forth in  this  chapter  and  provided
further  that  such  regulations  are  consistent  with  the  compliance
requirements of applicable  fishery  management  plans  adopted  by  the
Atlantic   States   Marine  Fisheries  Commission  and  with  applicable
provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to  the  Federal
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.).
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13959-03-4

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